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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by otterhound, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. jbmando

    jbmando Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    I got home around the same time eichaan did, but I only had 75 miles to go so I got to stay a little longer and play some more. It was a lot of fun. Eichaan, you're a great guitar player. Otter, thanks for putting this together. We definitely have to do it again with more people.
     
  2. jbmando

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    Looks like I only forgot one guitar cable. Not bad!
     
  3. otterhound

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    Thanks to all that attended .
    You all are welcome here any time .
    We were wondering where the extra cable was from .
    It has your name on it jbmando . I can send it to you or you can have it waiting here for you .
    I would like to announce that it would be my pleasure to host again sometime warmer and outdoors .
    I am mulling a mid-July date .
    Lets get a date codified ahead of time that will work with even more players .
    I'm tossing the 19th out there as a possibility to ponder .
    It was fun and thanks again to everyone .
     
  4. jb12string

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    Sounds like you guys had a great time. Maybe one of these times, I'll be able to make it.
     
  5. toomuchfun

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    Thanks for hosting the jam otterhound, I had a great time and it was a treat to meet fellow forum members. And the homebrew marshman made was as good as anyone could ask for. I hit my limit of 3 and was thinking about more. Also thanks to jbmando for early bass duties and Steve for drumming for us.

    go49ners, sorry but my recorder wasn't working properly, you will just have to make the next one.

    Here's a group shot of the afternoon session. Standing left to right me, otterhound, Steve (our drummer), mickeydean. Sitting eichaan and jbmando. Joefish was taking the photo, so the next one is a group selfie with Joefish at the right.
     

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  6. toomuchfun

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    Here's a shot from the evening session with marshman on bass, jbmando, mickeydean getting ready and otterhound watching. Notice at the lower left I got a few questions about my pedalboard being made from a cutting board. I'm just cheap and it works for me.
     

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  7. toomuchfun

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    And here's our host with his Tele.
     

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  8. toomuchfun

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    Just a few more shots, me and Joesfish (only a half a beer in me, I just naturally look wasted), mickeydean hydrating and below mickeydean and Joefish in action. Again, thanks to all for the fun time and otterhound for hosting us.
     

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  9. mickeydean

    mickeydean Friend of Leo's

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    it was great to see you guys again!
     
  10. otterhound

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    I'll share the pic that I have .
    A picture of Joe taking a picture .
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    And a few others .
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  11. Wallo Tweed

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    I bet it sounded good in that room with all the wood.
     
  12. dburns

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    Looks like a good time. Had a blast years back at the one organized by Joefish. Looks like a lot of the same guys and a few new faces, all great dudes.

    Hopefully I can make the next one.
     
  13. otterhound

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    It's a good room .
    Sound tested it empty and with furnishings earlier last year .
    I thought it sounded just a bit better empty .
     
  14. Wallo Tweed

    Wallo Tweed Friend of Leo's

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    I was there in spirit.
     
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  15. Joefish

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    Ok, I’ll cop to it … on the way home I modified the Welcome To Manheim sign to read Welcome to Ottertown
     
  16. Joefish

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    You sounded great ... and respectfully, your amp had more than enough going on - since I was across form you, I absolutely could hear those wicked chops you were letting go - nice meeting you!
     
  17. Joefish

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    me and my new best friend - Tom you rock!
     
  18. Joefish

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    Otter is without a doubt the most gracious host there is!

    Mr. Dean’s playing is so hot, I was lighting smokes of it all night.

    JB definitely had it going on

    And Marshall, in addition to making perfect beer (and sharing it) and being a killer bass player is just so cool it’s ridiculous –

    It was just a great day … jamming, standing around a country kitchen table in Amishville wofing down steamed claims like they were going out of style with Marshall’s beer. (… it was like it was a regular scheduled meeting of the Ancient Order of Telecasters)

    With that said, the highlight for me was when Otter gave Tom, Marshall and I tour of his wood stash in the barn … too freaking cool

    He makes some very cool acoustic guitars, with the exception that they are all backwards!

    Did not get home till after midnight. (175.4 miles round trip)
     
  19. djphelan01

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    Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Just curious, I would imagine there were a lot of different musical styles how do you decide what to play? I'm sure there are a lot of not so great players who would love to come to jams such as this, but are intimidated due to lack of skill (me). Do you guys just do like a 12 bar blues and take turns doing solos or does someone call out a song and those who know it play? Even though it would have been impossible for me to make it I want to say congrats to Otterhound for being a gracious host to anybody who said they wanted to go.
     
  20. toomuchfun

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    djphelan01 - It's not real complicated, if someone knows the lyrics they sort of take the lead. At a jam like this everyone who wants to wail gets a chance. Most of what I did was simple 12 bar blues or 3 or 4 chord songs. I'd give the key and maybe run through it if it wasn't the basic I IV V progression. I fumbled more than anyone and the great players took it in stride. When it works it's a lot of fun, when it doesn't we move on. We're all there to have fun and thinking too much usually gets in the way. Great homebrew helps too.
     
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